Edinburgh Fringe - Press Clippings
Here is a collection of the last 80 external press items that are related to comedy generally at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. To find press about a specific show locate that show's listing.
Kate Copstick, Glasgow born actress, is nowadays considered the mother of all Edinburgh Fringe reviewers and has been writing for The Scotsman for many a year.
Written by Howard Gorman. PPSF Webzine, 9th November 2012
Edinburgh would get a new public holiday under plans put forward by a leading Fringe promoter to help boost tickets sales at the end of the Festival.
Written by Brian Ferguson. The Scotsman, 1st September 2012
As Edinburgh's big festival month reaches its climax this weekend, with the Mela on Leith Links and the International Festival's grand firework finale over the castle, tourist board VisitScotland has seemingly hit back at criticism that it should have done more to promote the capital's summer festivals this year, given the competition of that big sporting event happening in England.
Three Weeks, 31st August 2012
One of the running themes of the Edinburgh Fringe is the (I think perfectly legitimate) whinge that performers underwrite the whole thing - a cost that is then passed onto the punters.
Edinburgh is Funny, 31st August 2012
Now the 2012 Fringe is done, some closing thoughts...
Edinburgh is Funny, 30th August 2012
Video clips of the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards Show 2012.
Written by John Fleming. 29th August 2012
So - officially - it wasn't as bad as everyone feared. A post-Olympic rally meant Fringe ticket sales were just one per cent down on last year, albeit spread over six per cent more shows.
Written by Steve Bennett. Chortle, 28th August 2012
So it is all over for another year, but what has the Edinburgh Fringe 2012 taught us?
Written by Tim Clark. Such Small Portions, 28th August 2012
Before I left Edinburgh this evening, I had a drink with comedian-writer-photographer Ian Fox who was attacked in the street on Wednesday night.
Written by John Fleming. 27th August 2012
Edinburgh's Festival venues have reported a mixed year after many shows went head to head with the London Olympics, The Scotsman can reveal.
Written by Brian Ferguson. The Scotsman, 27th August 2012
It's ironic that in the year that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe introduced a Spoken Word category for the first time, its biggest comedy awards recognised silent comics.
Written by Andrea Mann. The Huffington Post, 27th August 2012
Comedian Laurence Clark has cerebral palsy, uses a wheelchair and is tired of being told he is 'inspiring'. Here he explains how he raised funds for puppy-cide, and why not every Paralympian is a winner.
Written by Laurence Clark. The Guardian, 27th August 2012
In honour of August 2012 - the Fringe of Misery, as it shall e'er be known - I've compiled a handy lexicon of Fringewords for performers.
Written by Liam Mullone. The Huffington Post, 27th August 2012
I don't quite know how to say this, but I think the performance poet Lily 'Rose' Allen put it best in the title of her award-winning 2009 Edinburgh show: "It's not me, it's you." In other words, Edinburgh Fringe... You've got fat. I'm sorry. But I'm telling you this for your own sake.
Written by Andrea Mann. The Huffington Post, 26th August 2012
Comedian, playwright, novelist, TV personality: Sandi Toksvig is a one-woman cottage industry. She talks about coming out, panel shows and why she's turned her back on the Lib-Dems.
Written by Emine Saner. The Guardian, 26th August 2012
This year I genuinely feel we are standing at the turning of a tide. Next year's Fringe will, I believe, look different, be different.
Written by Kate Copstick. Scotland on Sunday, 26th August 2012
Simon Munnery's selection of Fringe shows.
Written by Simon Munnery. Scotland on Sunday, 26th August 2012
It was suddenly no laughing matter when Claire Smith decided to investigate what it really costs to put on a show at the Fringe.
Written by Claire Smith. The Scotsman, 25th August 2012
Ian Fox took his dark glasses off and showed me the damage inflicted on him and the three stitches used to sew the side of his nose up. Not a good look.
Written by John Fleming. 25th August 2012
I think the huge number of shows, combined with nature of PR, social media and the decline of print journalism are reaching a point where acts spending thousands of pounds on publicists, adverts and posters are in the most part delusional and uneconomical.
Written by Richard Herring. 25th August 2012
Ace improv group The Noise Next Door are pinned down towards the end of their 24-hour Fringe adventure and speak about its considerable highs and lows - including man-eating comedy reviewers and sunrise at Arthur's Seat...
Edinburgh is Funny, 25th August 2012
Buccaneering comedian Tim Fitzhigham discover he has a killer gag in his set - almost literally.
Written by Tim FitzHigham. Edinburgh is Funny, 25th August 2012
In her final EiF blog, Aussie stand-up Sarah Kendall is counting down the days till she can leave, and the months until she can come back.
Written by Sarah Kendall. Edinburgh is Funny, 25th August 2012
The Scotsman's list of the best free shows puts the score at 8-1 to Laughing Horse.
Written by Callum Leslie. Festival Journal, 24th August 2012
It's almost over. The third week of the busiest three weeks of my year is nearly at a close. And what an amazing three weeks it is every year. Last year's Fringe ended in a pretty special way...
Written by Lizzy Mace and Juliette Burton. Giggle Beats, 24th August 2012
Some of the nominees of the Edinburgh Comedy Award 2012 reveal how they first heard they were on the shortlist for the award.
Comedy Blogedy, 24th August 2012
Is technology improving the Edinburgh Festival experience?
Written by EDG. Edinburgh Guide, 23rd August 2012
As a success story of the Edinburgh Fringe, Dustin Demri-Burns and Seb Cardinal have just finished their first series of Cardinal Burns on E4 (still on 4od). The boys are back in town doing a 6 night show in the Pleasance Dome. But how did it all happen?
Edinburgh Festivals, 23rd August 2012
This truly is a dark time for journalism - and I'm not talking about phone hacking or any other 'dark arts' stuff here. No, 11 men brought shame on the good profession last Sunday at the Meadows, losing the annual Amnesty International Comedians versus Critics football match by four goals to three.
Written by Gary Flockhart. The Scotsman, 23rd August 2012
Comedians Daniel Kitson and Simon Munnery demonstrate the benefit of experience at Edinburgh, where their audiences are treated to something rare in comedy - calm.
Written by Paul MacInnes. The Guardian, 23rd August 2012
"That was the first night of real laughter I've heard since I did the show with Malcolm thirty years ago. I saw people crying with laughter and, when I went behind the stage to change, I could hear some people in the bar still shrieking with laughter."
Written by John Fleming. John Fleming Blog, 23rd August 2012
Musical/geek comic Helen Arney (below with Matt Parker) writes about pulling some moves on a primate, on her trip to Edinburgh Zoo's new research arm.
Written by Helen Arney. Edinburgh is Funny, 23rd August 2012
I've been to the past thirteen Edinburgh Fringes as a punter, student, director, aspiring stand-up, actual stand-up, 24-hour marathon man and - my current incarnation - jaded old veteran. There are various tricks you learn, when you've been in the game as long as I have.
Written by Mark Watson. The Independent, 23rd August 2012
Josie Long has been nominated for the biggest comedy prize at the Edinburgh Festival for the third year in a row, competing against five "inventive" rivals including a mime and a sketch troupe.
Written by Nick Clark. The Independent, 23rd August 2012
My seven-year-old son has only one question. Does David Hasselhoff arrive at his Fringe show in the car from Knight Rider?
Written by Pauline McLean. BBC News, 22nd August 2012
Mark Monahan dissects the Edinburgh Foster's Comedy Awards shortlist.
Written by Mark Monahan. The Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2012
Policeman-turned-stand-up comedian Alfie Moore told 5 Live's Richard Bacon that in some ways 'stand-up is similar to police work'. Mr Moore has returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his show I Predicted A Riot. Alongside comedian Al Murray, he revealed the best ways to create a connection with the audience- be they in a theatre or on the street.
Written by Richard Bacon. BBC News, 22nd August 2012
Al Murray features in his first new stand-up show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 1999. The comedian, known for his Happy Hour and Pub Landlord shows, returns to the stage with new material. He told 5 Live's Richard Bacon what it was like to be back and how one of his shows 'broke a couple up'.
Written by Richard Bacon. BBC News, 22nd August 2012
A quick heads-up about some of the comics putting on extra shows due to demand.
Edinburgh is Funny, 22nd August 2012
It is hardly a surprise that even Rick Shapiro himself sometimes struggles to describe his own act.
Written by Rachel Pronger. Giggle Beats, 22nd August 2012
For over 10 years I've spent most of August in Edinburgh at the festival and for five of those years I've been performing shows. Now working on a year on, year off system I took the opportunity to enjoy Edinburgh without the stress of doing a show and to catch up on what my magical colleagues were up to.
Written by Chris Cox. The Huffington Post, 22nd August 2012
The Fife comedian is a dab hand at cooking 'chicken thing' with rice.
The Edinburgh Festival Guide, 22nd August 2012
The Edinburgh Fringe has been deeply mythologised. People either talk about how it used to be better or how it is now worse. How the Big Four set are to be aspired to, or how the free and alternative approach is the way forward.
Written by Mike Sheer. The Scotsman, 22nd August 2012
My family are here to help me. I managed to get them Underbelly passes with their roles on. For example, Mum: Main Assistant. Brother: General Assistant. Brother's Girlfriend: Bonus Assistant. They help me with props and pep talks.
Written by Jessie Cave. The Independent, 22nd August 2012
By suggesting humour can be captured in a few words, Dave's one-liner award sells Edinburgh fringe comedy short.
Written by Brian Logan. The Guardian, 22nd August 2012
If you're wishing you were at the Edinburgh Festival right now, you might want to watch this video - and think again.
The Huffington Post, 22nd August 2012
Fringe performers have been urged to stop cracking jokes about rape and sexual assault during this year's festival.
The Scotsman, 22nd August 2012
Following a debate yesterday on what makes a good gag on the Fringe, our comedy critics pick their favourites from this year's crop.
The Independent, 22nd August 2012
'My high point? Being in a film with Jim Carrey. I can't believe I got away with it'
Written by Laura Barnett. The Guardian, 22nd August 2012
Sean Hughes discusses his Edinburgh shows, why stand-up comedy and TV are a bad mix, and the death of his father.
Written by Steven MacKenzie. Big Issue, 21st August 2012
Stewart Lee - currently playing the Edinburgh Festival - talks panel shows, Jimmy Carr, and cost-effective comedy.
Written by Paul McNamee. Big Issue, 21st August 2012
This is not a cohesive whole, but a collection of paragraphs loosely mulling over the impossibility of objective judgement of comedy. It is partly due to reading diverse critical opinions of shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, where you can be a five star and one star all in one day.
Written by Robin Ince. 21st August 2012
A gag about David and Victoria Beckham has won comedian Stewart Francis the award for the best joke of the Edinburgh Fringe.
BBC News, 21st August 2012
Hotly-tipped Canadian comic Katherine Ryan talks about her first job as a reality TV presenter and the challenge of balancing motherhood with an increasingly successful comedy career.
Written by Marcus Kernohan. Festival Journal, 21st August 2012
Starting at 10am on Wednesday 22 August, an intrepid broadcasting duo of Christian Illingworth and Finlay Niven will be hosting a 24 hour radio marathon live from the Pleasance Courtyard, on Fresh Air in aid of Waverley Care, the Edinburgh-based charity supporting those affected by HIV and Hepatitis C.
Written by Rosamund West. The Skinny, 21st August 2012
Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards organiser and prolific blogger John Fleming writes...
Written by John Fleming. Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
Canadian-American comedian DeAnne Smith is back in Edinburgh promising her audience the "sweet life" treatment. And some songs. And some candy. What more could you possibly ask for? DeAnne spoke to Three Weeks about her show, her uke and her bus pass. Though not necessarily in that order.
Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
After a very successful Fringe debut in 2011, Vikki Stone is back wowing ticket-buyers and Three Weeks reviewers alike with her show Hot Mess. ThreeWeeks caught up with Vikki to find out just how hot the mess really was...
Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
A TOWIE star may have stopped him from getting his big TV break, but that's not stopped Three Weeks reviewers falling in love with John Robins' comedy, and again this year for new show Incredible Scenes. Putting our "why's he not on the telly yet?" frustrations aside, we questioned Robins on his comedy, his Fringe so far, and high scoring Scabble words...
Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
Chris McCausland has a pretty good record of pleasing Three Weeks reviewers, so it seemed like it was time to throw some questions in his general direction...
Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
We've been fans of Luke Toulson ever since he first came to our attention as one half of comedy sketch duo Toulson & Harvey back in the day. We also enjoy his solo stand-up shows, so were glad to see him back in Edinburgh once again. With his new show called [o]Luke Who's Talking, we got him, ahem, talking to Three Weeks.
Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
This year Three Weeks favourite Catie Joy Wilkins has a show all about the many things in the world that just fail to live up to the names they've been given. Starting with her own middle name. To get you in the mood, she sets out her manifesto for more accurate naming here in Three Weeks.
Written by Catie Wilkins. Three Weeks, 21st August 2012
Award-winning duo Max & Ivan are back at the Edinburgh Fringe with an epic narrative sketch comedy about a heist. Want to know more? You're in luck! The pair have just answered our 10 Quick Questions...
The Huffington Post, 21st August 2012
This year's comedy trend at the Festival is for visual humour - Bruce Dessau introduces the new sight-gaggers.
Written by Bruce Dessau. The Evening Standard, 21st August 2012
One of the hardest things as a performer is to withstand bad reviews. Well, Sheeps don't just withstand, they counter. Here's Al (adorable Sheeps, centre) with a furious riposte.
Edinburgh is Funny, 21st August 2012
Aussie standup Claudia O'Doherty is leaving comedy behind; she's decided to get into Serious Theatre. Only her new show, The Telescope, keeps going horribly wrong. Lyle Brennan investigates.
Written by Lyle Brennan. Fest Magazine, 21st August 2012
Some final Fringe recommendations from performers including Billy the Mime and Chris Ramsey.
The Edinburgh Festival Guide, 21st August 2012
I have two favourite things about the Fringe.
Written by Simon Evans. The Edinburgh Festival Guide, 21st August 2012
Wake up, avoid reviews, cold pizza, go see a show, get soaked...
Written by Rhod Gilbert. The Independent, 21st August 2012
The play urges punters to "marvel at a magical world of fluffy handcuffs, lies and swingers' clubs" and is based on Sheridan's defamation case and perjury conviction.
Written by Kevan Christie. The Daily Record, 21st August 2012
Gina Allum recalls David Baddiel and Bettany Hughes in Edinburgh.
Written by Gina Allum. The Independent, 21st August 2012
Club chain's acts are laughing it up...
Written by Tommy Holgate. The Sun, 21st August 2012
Edinburgh conjures up so many different memories for us. It was the starting point, the beginning of both our friendship and our comedy relationship, as we first met when we moved to the city to study film and photography.
Written by Cardinal Burns. The Independent, 20th August 2012
One of the Fringe's leading comics has claimed Edinburgh is being "polluted" by the amount of flyposting by his fellow comedians.
Written by Brian Ferguson. The Scotsman, 20th August 2012
Stand-up comedian Jen Brister shares her latest insights from the Edinburgh Fringe.
Written by Jen Brister. The Herald, 20th August 2012
An interview with Naz Osmanoglu about his show Ottoman Without An Empire.
STV, 20th August 2012
Actor refused entry by bouncers after some members of his party were unable to provide proof of age.
Written by Matt Trueman. The Guardian, 20th August 2012
It's one of the most prestigious competitions for up-and-coming stand-up comedians - and on Thursday the winner will be determined by a panel of judges including TV and comedy star Ruby Wax.
STV, 20th August 2012
This year more than ever, the cost of performing at one of the main Edinburgh Fringe venues is being questioned. Why should the festival's talent carry the cost burden? Is it worth it for them? Comic/rapper Doc Brown moved into comedy from the music business - and says comedians could learn a few things from musicians.
Written by Doc Brown. Edinburgh is Funny, 20th August 2012
Our resident agony aunt Rachel Stubbings continues to stub out comedians' problems. Jim Smallman is the next to write in for a touch of her unrivaled wisdom.
Written by Rachel Stubbings. Fest Magazine, 20th August 2012
A list of the ten comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe festival which picked up the best press reviews. Read
Adrienne Truscott and Barry Ferns have won the Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards for their unique actions. Read
See paper models of the seven contenders for the main Edinburgh Comedy Award 2013. Read
Has anyone seen a coach? The driver from Go Northern is anxiously still looking for his vehicle... Read
A team of comedians from PBH shows lost out to the 'Rest of the Fest' in a charity football match. Read
A big crowd turned out for a LGBT gig organised by Mark Thomas outside the Russian Federation. Read
Demi Lardner and Edd Hedges have jointly won the 'So You Think You're Funny?' new act competition. Read
BCG takes a look at five musical acts that have been impressing at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Read
Nick Helm talks about using Edinburgh as a tool for comedy progression, and discusses his sitcom plans. Read
Former millionaire Uncle Henry kindly explains how you can do the Edinburgh Fringe on a tiny budget: Read
Ellis & Rose have won an award after they faked an attack. Here's a video of them creating the black eye: Read
Bec Hill got a big shock when her boyfriend stopped her gig to propose to her. Here is her story: Read
Steven Moffat and Terry Pratchett are amongst the guests taking part in AdLib, a new improv format. Read
The Stand Comedy Club in Edinburgh has announced record sales for its Edinburgh Fringe shows. Read
Here's the top 10 one-liners from the Edinburgh Festival. Rob Auton has won the UKTV Dave competition. Read
This Thursday, Sarah Millican will help judge the final of the Foster's So You Think You're Funny? competition. Read
Mark Thomas is organising a free comedy gig on Thursday outside Russia's Consulate General. Read
The Edinburgh Fringe show Red Bastard has divided critics to the extent it has achieved a 'rainbow of stars'. Read
Stand-up comicYianni has set himself a big challenge. In this article he talks about the idea of failure. Read
Si Hawkins talks about some of the shows he saw at the festival this year, including Bridget Christie. Read
Al Lubel and Danny Ward have been named the winners of the Amused Moose Laughter Awards 2013. Read
An interview with Steve McNeil from the double-act McNeil & Pamphilon. He's got various Fringe projects. Read
Joz Norris has come up with a unique way of trying to get critics to come and see his show... a duel. Read
An interview with double act Peacock & Gamble. They talk about their 2013 Edinburgh show and more. Read
We chat to Nicholas Parsons about the appeal of the Edinburgh Fringe. Why does he keep coming back? Read
Sketch group Late Night Gimp Fight offer up five tips for not losing your mind at the Edinburgh Fringe. Read
An interview with Tony Law, the surreal stand-up comedian who is once again pleasing crowds at The Stand. Read
The football match in which comedians take on a team of critics was this year won by the comics, 3-1. Read
The group performing the comic play Death Ship 666! explain the benefits of performing a morning show. Read
Pierre Novellie was named the winner of the 2013 Amused Moose Laugh Off stand-up competition. Read
A video in which comedians including Al Murray and Russell Kane share the first joke they ever told. Watch
Gareth Morinan explains his ingenious plan to save money and get himself noticed in the programme. Read
Richard Herring has come up with an alternative marketing idea instead of using posters - a free DVD. Read
The Edinburgh Fringe can be a delight for tourists, but do the locals support the arts festival taking over? Read
Marcus Brigstocke has injured his leg whilst performing a dance routine in his Edinburgh Fringe show. Read
Tim Vine and Ardal O'Hanlon are preparing their teams to take part in The Wrestling II show. Watch
Elsewhere on BCG
Channel 4 has scheduled a night of programming around The IT Crowd. Vote for your favourite. Read
BBC One has commissioned Stan And Ollie, a comedy drama about Laurel & Hardy's 1953 tour of the UK. Read
The nominees for The British Comedy Awards 2013 have been announced. See the full list here. Read
BBC One has today confirmed the commission of a third series of hit studio sitcom, Citizen Khan Read
After our Big Comedy Conference, we take a look at some books from the esteemed list of speakers. Read
Win tickets to be at The British Comedy Awards, and mingle with the stars at the after show party! Read
The League of Gentlemen performed live sketches together last night as part of a star-studded gig. Read
Comedy legend-studded sitcom Grey Mates has been commissioned for a full series on BBC One. Read
Tim Minchin and Kayvan Novak will star in a BBC sitcom pilot, 88 Keys, about a "loudmouth cocktail pianist". Read
Who will be the King Or Queen Of Comedy at the British Comedy Awards 2013? A look at the nominees. Read
An interview with the creators behind Death Ship 666!, the hit disaster parody play now in the West End. Read
Glaswegian stand-up Arnold Brown is aiming to make a semi-fictionalised film of his life via crowdfunding. Read
New regional TV channel London Live has announced further details of its original comedy commissions. Read
Comedy Central has ordered a third new studio sitcom pilot, called Operation Slut. Read
Vote for Alan Carr, David Mitchell, Graham Norton, Jack Whitehall, Lee Mack or Sarah Millican. Read
Christmas specials from David Jason, John Bishop, Catherine Tate, David Walliams and many more. Read
Michelle Gomez will star as an agony aunt in one of the six pilots from new company Wildseed Studios. Read
The new series of ITV sitcom Benidorm starts in early 2014. There's a new family to meet. More details: Read
Simon Pegg chats to Richard Herring about topics like Star Trek, and what Tom Cruise is really like. Listen
As comedy group Monty Python seem set to reform, we look back at some of Flying Circus's best sketches. View
Micky Flanagan has written a sitcom pilot based on his real life. A pilot will be filmed early next year. Read
Michael Palin and Terry Jones have filmed scenes for the The Complete And Utter History Of Britain DVD. Read
Catherine Tate filmed this sketch for last night's Children In Need. Nan is having a stay in Holby City. Watch
Watch Harry Hill's version of the classic 1980s music video Take On Me, filmed for Children In Need 2013. Watch
Nick Frost, Chris O'Dowd and Olivia Colman star in Cuban Fury, a new comedy movie. Trailer here: Watch
Sarah Solemani and Kerry Howard introduce the final series of Him & Her, which is set at a wedding. Read
Jessica Knappett, the writer and star of E4 sitcom Drifters, talks to BCG at the midway point of her show. Read
Writer John Finnemore has revealed that he is ending his hit Radio 4 sitcom Cabin Pressure. Read
The Fast Show stars are to reunite for a Radio 4 interview. The show's 20th birthday is next year. Read
Richard Herring interviews Ross Noble. It's an epic length show, but contains lots of interest. Wizard? Listen
Channel 5 TV programme The Gadget Show are to film a performance by a robotic stand-up comedian. Read
Ant & Dec are set to star in This Is Us, a studio based sitcom pilot for ITV loosely based on their lives. Read
Fast Show star Charlie Higson talks about his role in the new storytelling series for adults, Crackanory. Read
Ben Elton, the co-writer of Blackadder, has hinted that the hit sitcom is not finished and could return. Read
Bad Education, the hit BBC3 sitcom, is to be re-made in America with Jack Whitehall still as the star. Read
The creators of Yonderland (aka the Horrible Histories cast) talk about their new family-friendly Sky series. Read
Channel 4 has ordered a second series of Man Down, its new sitcom created by Greg Davies. Read
Hal Cruttenden has been a stand-up circuit stalwart for years, but is now getting a TV profile too. Read
Harry Hill has devised and filmed a spoof of A-Ha's 1985 music video, Take On Me, for Children In Need. Read
Richard Herring chats to Dara O Briain about aeroplanes, rivers, time travel, geese, bigfoot and more. Listen
Comedy Central is to pilot a 'high-paced and raucous' new studio audience sitcom called Medics. News
Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe will return for a six part series in early 2014, plus a round-up of 2013 too. Read
Anarchic TV show The Revolution Will Be Televised managed to get up close with the Prime Minister for a prank. Watch
See the footage of Huey Morgan getting in a huff on Never Mind The Buzzcocks. He kills a mug. Watch
Are you a fan of Fresh Meat? If so, you'll like this extra - it's a Dry Slope Skiing Society advert from JP. Watch
Ahead of Fresh Meat Series 3, writer-creator Sam Bain talks univeristy and the show's creative process. Read
The creators of the unique puppet sketch show pilot Fuzzbox explain how they made the show. Read
The second series of Derek, the comedy written by and starring Ricky Gervais, is now being filmed. Read
Watch Licenced To Drill here. It's a 1984 'episode' of Only Fools & Horses that was never shown on TV. Watch
Catherine Tate has filmed a Nan-based sketch for Children In Need 2013, which is set in Holby Hospital. Read
The new Channel 4 Comedy Blaps series. It's silly fun, as a board meeting works out what to do about a fire. Watch
Filming has started on the third series of the award-winning BBC sitcom Rev. There's more details here: Read
We talk to new SUFTW regulars Angela Barnes, Simon Evans and Romesh Ranganathan about comedy. Read
Here's a selection of British comedy videos with a Halloween theme. Horror & comedy work well together. Watch
John Bishop is amongst the headliners set to appear at the Altitude Comedy Festival in Austria in 2014. Read
The deadline for acts to enter The Musical Comedy Awards 2014 is the 15th December. More info: Read
Borat and Ali G star Sacha Baron Cohen is reportedly working on a new film about a football thug. Read
Listen to Miles Jupp talking to Richard Herring about Balamory, Harry Potter, tea tasting and fly fishing. Listen
Charlie Baker's live show which mixes stand-up and singing has turned into a big hit. Here's an interview. Read
Find out more about Sky1's big new fantasy comedy series Yonderland by taking a look at our gallery. View
Fans of Doc Martin will enjoy this set report detailing how the final episode of the series was filmed. Read
Bobby Mair has written us a blog post on the topic of 'what is shocking?'. See his un-expected answer. Read
Interviews. Greg Davies and Rik Mayall talk about Man Down, the new Channel 4 sitcom they star in. Read
Julia McKenzie, Joanna Lumley, Rob Brydon and Miranda Hart will star in BBC special Gangsta Granny. Read
Details on the second series of Blandings. It includes the news that Tim Vine joining the show. Read
A brand new eleventh series of cult-hit sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf is now in development for UKTV's Dave. Read
Stand-up comedian, writer and actor Felix Dexter has died following a battle with bone marrow cancer. Read
An interview with Lewis Macleod, one of the UK's top voiceover artists and impressionists. Funny guy. Read
Character comedian Jamie Demetriou talks about being part of 'The New Wave' live comedy tour. Read
We talk to Matt Berry about Toast Of London, his Channel 4 sitcom about a distinctly average actor. Read
BBC sitcom Still Game is set to return as a stage show starring creators Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill. Read
If you're hoping to make a career in comedy, giving up the day job is one of the most difficult decisions. Advice
Stand-up comic Joe Lycett talks about dying on a plane (in a comedy gig sense), and other topics too. Read
Miranda Hart is releasing a fitness DVD called Maracattack. The DVD will also feature comedy sketches. Read
Things don't always go smoothly on Mock The Week. Here is a selection of outtakes from the last series. Watch
Steve Hughes talks about not having had a home since 2009, music versus comedy, and other topics. Read
BBC Three is developing a new weekly studio-based comedy show featuring topical sketches and more. Read
BBC Three sitcom Cuckoo is to be re-made in America. The NBC network has ordered a pilot episode. Read
A video looking behind-the-scenes on David Mitchell and Robert Webb's BBC comedy drama, Ambassadors. Watch
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin reunite to talk The Meaning of Life. Watch
We're continuing to announce more speakers for 30th November's Big Comedy Conference. Details
Andy Parsons is off on tour. He talks to BCG about politics, preparing for panel shows and more. Read
David Mitchell talks about his quotes-based Channel 4 panel show, why he is working hard, and more. Read
Rising stand-up star Pat Cahill talks about comedy and Still Reeling, his new Comedy Blaps mini-sitcom. Read
The League of Gentlemen are to reunite for a star-studded charity comedy gig in December. Read
James Acaster is off on tour with his stand-up show Lawnmower. Here is a brief interview with the comic. Read
Rhod Gilbert is to host Delete Delete Delete!, a chat show looking at guests' web browsing history... Read
Cilla Black and Paul O'Grady will star in new sitcom Led Astray, from the creators of Birds Of A Feather. Read
New local TV channel London Live will show All About The McKenzies, a sitcom which started on YouTube. Read
A day of lively talks and workshops from BCG. We aim to help you get a career in the comedy industry. Read
The Wrong Mans' first episode has become BBC Two's most-watched comedy of 2013 to date. Read
Adrian Edmondson, Phill Jupitus, Neil Innes and Rowland Rivron are to star in a Radio 4 sitcom pilot. Read
Spending Dave's Money is a show in which comedians travel abroad and try to spend £10,000 in 24 hours. Read
An interview with the creators of the Kickstarter funded audio sci-fi sitcom A Brief History Of Time Travel. Read
A guide to London Irish, the new comedy series from Channel 4. It includes cast interviews. Read
Limmy's Show!, Brian Limond's BBC Scotland sketch series, to return for a final special at Christmas. Read
Sarah Millican talks about the third series of her BBC Two show, plus answers various questions. Read
Musical spoof mixing Macklemore with Downton Abbey. The costume drama house gets a gift shop. Watch
Catherine Tate is to become her sweary grandmother character again, for a new TV recording. Read
A new occasional podcast series from Richard Herring, linked to his stand-up tour. Laugh death in the face. Listen
A photo showing the cast of Birds Of A Feather on set for the new 10th series. It'll be on ITV in early 2014. Look
Peep Show is now 10 years old. Here's an article examining Channel 4's longest-running sitcom. Read